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40th Governor of California

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Gavin Newsom: 40th Governor of California
Gavin Christopher Newsom is an American politician and businessman who is the 40th governor of California, serving since January 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 49th lieutenant governor of California from 2011 to 2019 and as the 42nd mayor of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011. He was sworn in as Governor of California on January 7, 2019.

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LA renters honk their horns to protest evictions [Video]

LA renters honk their horns to protest evictions

In a time of social distancing and self-isolation, Los Angeles residents are turning to their cars and sounding their horns to protest high rent prices and demand protection from eviction. Gloria Tso..

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Google Providing Free Internet For California Residents [Video]

Google Providing Free Internet For California Residents

Google is setting up 100,000 WiFi access points to increase broadband access for California. This is after Gov. Newsom said the state's schools would be closed for the rest of the academic year. The..

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Thanks A Lot? Trump Admin Sends California 170 Broken Ventilators [Video]

Thanks A Lot? Trump Admin Sends California 170 Broken Ventilators

The Trump administration sent California 170 ventilators from the federal stockpile to help battle the coronavirus outbreak in the state. However, Gov. Gavin Newsom says all of the ventilators sent to..

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Los Angeles County Beaches: Closed [Video]

Los Angeles County Beaches: Closed

All public beaches, public trails, and bike paths are closing in Los Angeles County. This is to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease, reports Business Insider. The closure comes after large..

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California's stay-at-home order leaves homeless vulnerable [Video]

California's stay-at-home order leaves homeless vulnerable

San Francisco Supervisor Dean Preston donated $10,000 of his own money to help house the homeless during California's shelter-in-place order. Chris Dignam has more.

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Half of Californians testing positive between ages 18-49: Newsom [Video]

Half of Californians testing positive between ages 18-49: Newsom

In California, where 51 people have died and 2,200 tested positive, Governor Gavin Newsom said fully half the confirmed cases were between the ages of 18 and 49, and reminded people that 'this disease..

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PG&E to plead guilty to manslaughter [Video]

PG&E to plead guilty to manslaughter

Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to plead guilty to 84 involuntary manslaughter counts in connection with the 2018 Camp Fire, the most destructive wildfire in California's history. Jillian Kitchener..

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California's Yosemite National Park Shuts Down [Video]

California's Yosemite National Park Shuts Down

Park officials announced California’s Yosemite National Park would close over coronavirus concerns. According to Business Insider, only residents and authorized employees will be allowed in the park...

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California's Governor Calls A Statewide 'Stay At Home Order' [Video]

California's Governor Calls A Statewide 'Stay At Home Order'

California’s governor Gavin Newsom ordered an unprecedented statewide “stay at home order.” According to Reuters, Newsom predicted the coronavirus could infect more than half the state within..

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Trump blasts media as governors announce lockdowns [Video]

Trump blasts media as governors announce lockdowns

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, President Trump lashed out at a reporter - just hours after New York followed California in ordering all non-essential workers to stay home. Lisa Bernhard has..

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California Governor Issues Order For Residents To 'Stay At Home' [Video]

California Governor Issues Order For Residents To 'Stay At Home'

California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statewide ‘stay at home” order on Thursday. According to Reuters, the "shelter in place" mandate affects 40 million residents. Governor Newsom said..

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'Bend the curve,' says California governor Newsom [Video]

'Bend the curve,' says California governor Newsom

California's governor on Thursday (March 19) issued a statewide "stay at home order" directing residents to leave their homes only when necessary during the coronavirus pandemic.

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60,000 Homeless Californians Could Contract Coronavirus [Video]

60,000 Homeless Californians Could Contract Coronavirus

California could be facing thousands of new cases of coronavirus if projections are accurate regarding the homeless population. Studies show that more than 60,000 homeless people could become ill with..

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California To Close All Gyms, Health Clubs And Restaurants [Video]

California To Close All Gyms, Health Clubs And Restaurants

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has issued a new directive to gyms, health clubs, and restaurants. The new directive requires the businesses to close "for the moment" as the state battles the coronavirus...

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Rideshare drivers share anxiety over coronavirus impact [Video]

Rideshare drivers share anxiety over coronavirus impact

Driving an Uber or Lyft can be hazardous at the best of times, but after the coronavirus outbreak, the job has just become more so. Emer McCarthy reports.

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California Governor Urges Residents to Cancel Large Public Gatherings [Video]

California Governor Urges Residents to Cancel Large Public Gatherings

On Wednesday, California Governor Gavin Newsom called for all large gatherings to be halted until at least the end of March.

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Cruise ship passengers will not be quarantined in Oakland, officials assure residents [Video]

Cruise ship passengers will not be quarantined in Oakland, officials assure residents

An ocean liner barred from returning to port in San Francisco due to a coronavirus outbreak on board will dock briefly at a nearby terminal in Oakland, where passengers will be screened and sent on to..

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Life in limbo aboard the Grand Princess [Video]

Life in limbo aboard the Grand Princess

Kathleen Reid, a passenger aboard the Grand Princess, which is ordered to remain off the coast of San Francisco and may have passengers with coronavirus, details life on the vessel, but says 'nobody..

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National Guard flies coronavirus testing kits to cruise ship [Video]

National Guard flies coronavirus testing kits to cruise ship

Coronavirus test kits were delivered at sea on Thursday (March 5) to an ocean liner barred from returning to port in San Francisco after at least 35 people developed flu-like symptoms aboard the..

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Coronavirus Test Kits Delivered By Air To Cruise Ship [Video]

Coronavirus Test Kits Delivered By Air To Cruise Ship

Coronavirus test kits were delivered at sea on Thursday to an ocean liner. The ship is barred from returning to port in San Francisco, according to Reuters. This is after at least 35 people developed..

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Apple, Netflix Back Out Of South By Southwest Festival [Video]

Apple, Netflix Back Out Of South By Southwest Festival

Apple Inc and Netflix Inc said they were pulling out of the South by Southwest music and tech festival. According to Reuters, the announcement comes amid concerns of the coronavirus outbreak. The U.S...

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California declares coronavirus state of emergency [Video]

California declares coronavirus state of emergency

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus in the state, which now has has 53 confirmed cases. Soraya Ali reports.

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Mixed messages, delays hamper U.S. virus response [Video]

Mixed messages, delays hamper U.S. virus response

Barely more than a handful of U.S. public health departments across the country are able to test for the fast-spreading coronavirus, which began in China and has spread to at least 44 countries. This..

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California seeking 15,000 hotel rooms for homeless

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In California: Newsom offers new plans to contain consequences of coronavirus

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California Health Corps Formed by Gavin Newsom to Fight Coronavirus

Tuesday: The state hopes to add scores of additional health care workers as hospitals fill. Also: Easy California history lessons.
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In California: The 3D industry, retirees and students respond to the pandemic

Retirees and students can now join the ranks of those fighting coronavirus, part of an initiative unveiled Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. And I talk with Dave Gaylord of MatterHackers on the..
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Calif. asks people to aid health care workers

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday made a plea for trained medical professionals, including retired health care workers and nursing students who are nearing graduation, to aid the state's hospitals..
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Calif. governor thanks Trump for Mercy ship aid

California Governor Gavin Newsom thanked President Donald Trump Friday for supporting the use of the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy to treat non-coronavirus patients, allowing Los Angeles-area..
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In California: A floating hospital arrives in L.A.; stimulus checks are on the way

A 1,000-bed floating hospital arrives in Los Angeles, and Gov. Gavin Newsom announces a ban on evictions until the end of May. And don't miss my conversation with a San Diego criminal defense attorney..
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California has tested 88,400 people for coronavirus - governor

California has tested 88,400 people for coronavirus, checking 10,000 people per day, Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom said on Friday.
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California Governor Newsom bans coronavirus-related evictions

California will ban evictions of tenants affected by the coronavirus outbreak through the end of May under an executive order signed by Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday.
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Coronavirus in California: Mortgage Relief For 90 days

Thursday: Gov. Gavin Newsom announced protections for homeowners. But many renters are still on the hook. Also: Cultivating your own garden.
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Navy ship heads to Los Angeles to aid hospitals

Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom is relying on public-private cooperation to bring in medical supplies and open hospital beds, including a Navy hospital ship destined for Los Angeles. The ship departed San..
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My2020Census.gov Application: What You Need to Know

Tuesday: Here’s what you need to know to be counted. But first, an update from Gov. Gavin Newsom.
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California's stay-at-home order leaves homeless on street and vulnerable

Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered California's 40 million residents to stay at home. That's a big problem for the state's estimated 108,000 homeless who live on the streets.
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PG&E Reaches Agreement With Governor, Clearing Big Hurdle

The troubled California utility is agreeing to limit payouts to shareholders to satisfy Gov. Gavin Newsom in its effort to emerge from bankruptcy and qualify for a state wildfire fund.
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Gov. Gavin Newsom of California Orders Californians to Stay at Home

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In California: Unemployment claims spike. Good thing Tesla stayed open

Unemployment claims spike, Gov. Gavin Newsom tells the National Guard to get ready and the biggest mall owner is closing all stores. Plus, Amazon workers get a single wipe to clean their delivery vans..
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In California: Gov. Newsom tells residents to get used to a new reality

And some rural schools in Northern California are staying open even as everything else, it seems, shuts down. That includes the State Legislature, for the first time since possibly the 1860s. And..
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California approves $1 billion in coronavirus funds, National Guard on alert

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday authorized the use of about $1 billion in emergency funds and put the National Guard on alert to help as the nation's most populous state grappled with the..
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California Calls for Residents 65 and Older to Stay at Home

Gov. Gavin Newsom also said bars and wineries should close but restaurants could stay open if they cut their occupancy in half.
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How Many Cases of Coronavirus Are in San Francisco?

Friday: Gov. Gavin Newsom announces new containment measures and Californians grapple with a new reality.
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In California: Closed, canceled and possible state takeovers in a time of coronavirus

Disneyland, March Madness and everything else? Canceled. Gov. Gavin Newsom follows up his guidance that events over 250 people should be canceled or postponed with an executive order that allows the..
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500 still on virus-hit cruise ship in California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says nearly 500 passengers remain aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship docked in Oakland, California. He hopes they will all be off the ship by the end of the day..
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California bans mass gatherings to slow spread of coronavirus

California is banning mass gatherings of 250 people or more until the end of March in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the office of governor Gavin Newsom said late on Wednesday.
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In California: A coronavirus death and a state of emergency

The state's first coronavirus death and growing number of diagnoses prompts Newsom to declare a state of emergency. And a $15 billion bond measure appears headed for failure — its author blames the..
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California governor declares state of emergency over coronavirus

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus in the state, which now has 53 confirmed cases.
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California monitoring 8,400 people for possible coronavirus

California is monitoring more than 8,400 people who arrived on commercial flights for coronavirus symptoms from "points of concern," but the state lacks test kits and has been held back by federal..
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Thousands in California being monitored for coronavirus: governor

California health officials are monitoring 8,400 people for coronavirus symptoms after their arrival on domestic commercial flights, but the state had only a limited supply of test kits available,..
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s State of the State Speech: Highlights

Thursday: This year, the speech was focused on addressing homelessness. Also: President Trump visited the West.
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In California: Homelessness, Trump's big-ticket fundraiser and a prison proposal shut down

Gov. Gavin Newsom uses his State of the State to zero in on homelessness right around the same time President Trump arrives at the desert and a big-ticket fundraiser. Also, Kobe fans: He isn't buried..
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California Governor Declares Homelessness ‘a Disgrace’

Vulnerable to the charge that the problem has exploded under Democratic rule, Gov. Gavin Newsom pleaded with legislators to take action.
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California to make state buildings available to house homeless

California will provide nearly 300 state properties for use as homeless shelters and should change its laws to make it easier for local officials to get the mentally ill off the streets, Governor Gavin..
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As Trump visits CA, Governor Newsom calls homelessness issue 'a disgrace', vows change

California Gov. Gavin Newsom broke from tradition Wednesday and dedicated his entire State of the State speech to one issue: homelessness.  
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PG&E Has a Survival Plan, and Newsom Has Plan B: A Takeover

California’s governor is threatening to assume control of the utility if its restructuring in bankruptcy doesn’t meet his demands. Does he mean it?
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PG&E Announces Deal to Exit Bankruptcy, but Governor Balks

Even before the California utility said it had an accord with bondholders, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared that the plan didn’t meet the public interest.
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California governor seeks free surplus federal land to help house homeless

California Governor Gavin Newsom, stepping up his bid to enlist U.S. government help to combat homelessness, has urged the Trump administration to open up surplus federal property for construction of..
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In California: Yes, the homeless people are from your town

It's a claim frequently made: Homeless people in town are from somewhere else. It's really not true. In related news, Gov. Newsom wraps up a homelessness tour in Oakland, where he promises to "own..
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In California’s War With Trump, Homelessness May Be Urging a Truce

After tense exchanges on the issue, Gov. Gavin Newsom said he had made an overture to the federal government.
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Gov. Newsom previews plan to use 100 FEMA trailers for emergency homeless shelters across California

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Australia Fires Show Parallels With California Wildfires

Thursday: The scale is different, but the parallels are undeniable. Also: Gov. Gavin Newsom’s big homelessness plan, and one of “52 Places.”
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Resigning California congressman's seat to be left vacant for year

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California governor deploys trailers, tents, funds in homelessness 'emergency'

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California governor proposes more than $1 billion toward homelessness

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PG&E creditors offer California wildfire victims $13.5 billion in cash upfront

PG&E Corp's creditors have sweetened their offer to California wildfire victims, saying they are now prepared to pay $13.5 billion in cash upfront, according to a letter sent on Friday to state..
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A year in, Gavin Newsom is still fighting Trump. Is he doing enough to govern California?

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California Governor Rejects PG&E’s Restructuring Plan

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